Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, imposed martial law on Wednesday in the four regions of Ukraine that Moscow had annexed.
He also granted other emergency powers to the governors of all Russian provinces.
Putin said his directive would go into force on Thursday but did not immediately outline the procedures that would be followed.
His order gives the police three days to offer detailed suggestions.
“We are working to solve challenging large-scale tasks to ensure Russia’s security and safe future, to protect our people,” Putin said.
“Those on the frontlines or training at firing ranges and training centers should feel our support and know that they have our big, great country and unified people behind their back,” Putin added.
Putin’s decision to implement martial law in the four regions was scheduled to be swiftly approved by the upper house of the Russian parliament.
Draft legislation suggests it may include travel and public gathering limitations, more stringent censorship, and increased power for law enforcement organizations.
Additionally, Putin omitted to elaborate on the additional authority his decree would grant to the leaders of the Russian regions.
To improve communication between various government departments in dealing with the war in Ukraine, which he continued to refer to as a “special military operation,” the Russian leader also authorized the creation of a Coordination Committee.